Iowa Rest Areas

If you’re planning a road trip of any distance, take a look at using Iowa’s Rest Areas on your route to stop at. It’s a great way not to over stress yourself. Iowa Rest Areas are designed to provide highway travelers a safe and convenient facility to rest before continuing with their journey.

Iowa Rest Area Locations

Iowa rest areas are typically roadside facilities that provide, parking at a minimum. Although some may have picnic areas and so much more. They are mainly maintained by the Iowa Department of Transportation. Some may be closed due to maintenance issues, its always best to have an alternate rest stop just in case.

Iowa Rest Area Dump Stations Alternative Locations

UPDATE: Unfortunately, RV dump stations are no longer available at Iowa rest areas. However, there are alternative options you can consider here.  Remember to plan your route and destination to ensure a suitable dump station is available for you to use along the way or at your final destination.

Iowa State Rest Areas

Interstate I-29 Iowa Rest Areas

Missouri - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-29 Northbound (Mile Marker 38)
Pacific Junction Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Southbound (Mile Marker 38)
Pacific Junction Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Northbound (Mile Marker 79)
Missouri Valley Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Southbound (Mile Marker 79)
Missouri Valley Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Northbound (Mile Marker 110)
Onawa Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Southbound (Mile Marker 110)
Onawa Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Northbound (Mile Marker 139)
Sergeant Bluff Rest Area
Interstate I-29 Southbound (Mile Marker (139) 
Sergeant Bluff Welcome Center

South Dakota - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-35 Iowa Rest Areas

Missouri - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-35 Bidirectional (Mile Marker 7) 
Lamoni Welcome Center
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 33)
Osceola Rest Area
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 33)
Osceola Rest Area
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 100)
Elkhart Rest Area
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 100)
Elkhart Rest Area
Interstate I-35 Southbound (Mile Marker 119)
Story City Rest Area
Interstate I-35 Northbound (Mile Marker 120)
Story City Rest Area
Interstate I-35 Bidirectional (Mile Marker 159) 
Dows Rest Area DS
Interstate I-35 Bidirectional (Mile Marker 214) 
Northwood Welcome Center

Minnesota - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-80 Iowa Rest Areas

Nebraska - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 19) 
Underwood Welcome Center
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 19) 
Underwood Rest Area DS
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 80) 
Adair Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 81) 
Adair Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 147) 
Mitchellville Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 147) 
Mitchellville Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 180) 
Grinnell Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 180) 
Grinnell Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 208) 
Victor Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 208) 
Victor Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 237) 
Tiffin Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 237) 
Tiffin Rest Area DS
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 270) 
Wilton Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 270) 
Wilton Welcome Center
Interstate I-80 Eastbound (Mile Marker 300) 
Davenport Rest Area
Interstate I-80 Westbound (Mile Marker 300) 
Davenport Rest Area

Illinois - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-380 Iowa Rest Areas

Iowa City

Interstate I-380 Northbound (Mile Marker 13)
Cedar Rapids Rest Area
Interstate I-380 Southbound (Mile Marker 13)
Cedar Rapids Rest Area

Cedar Rapids

Interstate I-680 Iowa Rest Areas

Nebraska - Iowa State Line

Interstate I-680 Westbound (Mile Marker 15) 
Loveland Overlook Rest Area
Interstate I-680 Eastbound (Mile Marker 16) 
Loveland Rest Area
Interstate I-680 Westbound (Mile Marker 18) 
Loveland Rest Area

Interstate 80 Interchange

Iowa State Rest Area Map

iowa rest area map